Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan Offering Kyoto’s best location, genuine kyo-kaiseki cuisine and authentic Kyoto-style hospitality

Yokoso! Okoshiyasu! Welcome to Kyoto!

Enjoy the beautiful sights in and around Gion—all within walking distance of Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan. Once you step into the district of Gion, you will discover how much there is to see here. Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan is a traditional ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) located right at the entrance of the Gion district.


About Gion

Located within walking distance of Kyoto’s most popular sightseeing spots including Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Gion has long been renowned as the largest entertainment and geisha quarter in Kyoto. While Gion’s true origins lie in the teahouses which catered to visitors who were in need of refreshment while visiting Yasaka-jinja Shrine, by the mid-18th century the area had grown into Kyoto’s largest pleasure district. Walking in Gion will be one of the most entrancing moments of your trip to Kyoto.

Your Kyoto experience

Experiencing a ryokan

Gion Fukuzumi is a traditional Kyoto ryokan (Japanese inn) offering 23 rooms over six floors. Each guest room is a cozy and welcoming spot, full of natural wood and tatami (traditional mats used as flooring). The 1st and 6th floors feature large shared bathrooms.

Experiencing the history of Kyoto

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The 36 peaks of Higashiyama form a gently curving line running from Mt. Hiei in the north to Fushimi in the south. Located at the gateway to the Higashiyama area where a number of historic sites are gathered together symbolizing each period from the Nara era in the 8th century to the end of the Edo era in the 19th century, the Gion district forms a spectacular picture scroll that showcases the area’s history over the centuries. Here, you can enjoy viewing many historical buildings and gardens. Why not take this opportunity to revel in the history of Japan as you stroll around this area, just a few minutes away from Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan on foot or by taxi?

And more historical heritages of Kyoto…


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Experience Culture of Kyoto

Kimono rental

In Kyoto, wearing kimono is a part of daily life. Wearing kimono is an opportunity for you to take some unique photographs while walking around Gion; it is also a way to experience the very heart of Japanese culture, forming a memory which will stay with you for the rest of your life.

Recommended spot: Yume Kyoto
Cost: 3,500yen per person for 1day.

Experiencing tea ceremony

Tea ceremony is a traditional Japanese way of welcoming a guest with a cup of tea. By the 16th century, tea master Sen no Rikyu had elevated the preparation, serving and consumption of matcha, or powered green tea, to an elaborate ritual.

Recommended spot: En
Cost: 2,500yen per person for 45 min.


You can experience maiko entertainment in Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan, a rare opportunity to watch this traditional Kyoto art. Maiko (apprentice geisha) will entertain your group for 90 minutes before dinner with elegant traditional dancing. Our guest manager will explain to you in English about the history and culture of maiko entertainment.

Cost: 69,300 yen for 90 min.
Reservation: required in advance

Please inquire us on details

Experience the traditional cuisine of Kyoto


Dinners at Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan consist of traditional Kyoto cuisine (Kyoto kaiseki style), which is much enjoyed by overseas guests. We offer seasonal ingredients, fresh seafood and vegetables grown in Kyoto, arranged using traditional cooking methods. Other kinds of dishes such as beef shabu-shabu and sukiyaki are also available.

Cost: Included in a package plan providing two meals

  • 春
    Spring kyo-kaiseki
  • 秋
    Autumn kyo-kaiseki
  • 夏
    Summer kyo-kaiseki
  • 雪
    Winter kyo-kaiseki
  • Sukiyaki
  • Shabu-shabu

Your Kyoto experience

Gion Fukuzumi is a traditional Kyoto ryokan (Japanese inn) offering 23 rooms over six floors. Each guest room is a cozy and welcoming spot, full of natural wood and tatami (traditional mats used as flooring). The 1st and 6th floors feature large shared bathrooms.

Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan

in spring, summer, autumn or snow
Our Kyoto ryokan offers a welcome from the heart.


Traditional Japanese-style shared bathrooms

There is a shared bathroom on the 1st floor, and a spacious shared bathroom with a splendid view on the 6th floor.
The shared bathrooms are open from 6:00-9:30 in the morning, and from 16:00-23:30 in the evening.


Check-in: 4 p.m.
Check-out: 10 a.m.

Breakfast & Dinner

Breakfast: a traditional Kyoto-style breakfast
Dinner: served in each guest room or on the restaurant floor (2F)

Payment option

Credit card is accepted


Access from Kyoto Station

15 minutes by taxi
25 minutes by bus


4 parking spaces are available with advanced reservation required.
2,500 yen per night
Available from check-in till 10am of the following day


*How to take a bus from Kyoto Station to Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan

  1. 1. Please go to Terminal D of Kyoto City Bus located on the north of Kyoto station.
  2. 2. Please take Kyoto City Bus of either #100 (express) or #206 (local).
  3. 3. Please get off at “Gion” stop.
  4. 4. Walk to the north for 50 meters.
  5. 5. You will find Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan on your Left (West side)
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